Policy Recommendations for the Civil BRICS Summit 2016

The representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (as well as developing nations including Mexico and Indonesia) present some of the key recommendations for the forthcoming BRICS Summit and Civil BRICS forum at Goa and New Delhi, India. This note summarises the concerns raised and expectations from […]

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Social Movements Help The United Nations Human Rights Council To Stay The Course On Creating A Binding Treaty For Transnational Corporations

This article was originally posted at: http://www.stopcorporateimpunity.org/?p=6853 July 10, 2015, Geneva – Dozens of organizations and social movements mobilized this week in Geneva to send a strong message to the United Nations Human Rights Council, to urge them to take action against corporate impunity. The negotiation of a binding instrument on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human […]

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Financing for Development outcome rejects a key tax justice measure for ending poverty and inequality

This article was originally posted at:   http://www.globaltaxjustice.org On 15 July 2015, at a summit of world government representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development final outcome text was concluded. A key proposal was rejected to set up an inclusive United Nations intergovernmental global tax body, where every country would […]

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International Seminar on Fiscal Justice, organized by REBRIP

On 25 and 26 June 2015, REBRIP convened a seminar in Sao Paulo on Fiscal Justice. Both INFID (International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development) and SANI (South African Network on Inequality), partner networks from the ECSN BRICSAM programme were in attendance and made presentations. The seminar focused on the issue of tax evasion of transnational […]

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As negotiations at the Financing for Development Conference begin, Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima asks: can we reach a point where no one is left behind?

This article was originally posted at: http://news24africa.com/ I like the story I heard recently from Donald Kaberuka of the African Development Bank, who quoted a Senegalese taxi driver exclaiming: “I can’t eat GDP!” Many ordinary people across the world will recognise this sentiment. A growing economy may be celebrated; but not when the spoils of growth are […]

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Tax Policy and Inequality: Comparative Study of Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil

This new research from the Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-polar World programme focusing on three nations (Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa), looks in depth on how an effective tax policies can be used by governments to tackle the ever widening inequality gap. According to evidence gathered, the report  shows that the revenue performance and […]

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Tax Justice must underlie Financing of the SDGs

Guest blog post by Pooja Parvati | Research Manager, Oxfam India “Let me tell you how it will be There’s one for you, nineteen for me ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman    Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don’t take it all ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman…”   […]

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Adjusting the Lens: Latin American and Caribbean fiscal policies from a gender perspective

By examining Latin American and Caribbean fiscal policies from a gender perspective, Oxfam’s latest discussion paper suggests that further study is necessary of the biases, both explicit and implicit, of fiscal systems that serve to reinforce traditional roles of women in society. Many modern fiscal policies are based on the idea that there is a male […]

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Taxation in Russia: Winners & Losers

  Inequality and Individual Income Taxation in Russia Russians at the bottom of income distribution believe inequality is high and rising.[i] The level of inequality in Russia is on a par with that of Turkey and Latin American countries. According to official statistics, in 2014 the after-tax income of the most affluent tenth exceed by […]

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Post-2015 Fiscal Revolution – Human Rights Policy Brief

This joint policy brief by the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and Christian Aid explores the role of fiscal policy in generating and allocating resources for sustainable development from a human rights perspective. It suggests using already existing human rights standards to provide a framework of binding principles which are of particular relevance […]

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